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each. yoplait, it is so good! >>> a dangerous house fire breaks out in san francisco early this morning and sends flames shooting from a natural gas line. >>> more than 70 people have been effected by a fatal fire that happened at an apartment complex in san jose. we'll tell you about the investigation and how people are coping. >>> still significant distance between the two sides. negotiations continue. >>> the clock is ticking toward the midnight deadline. the frantic last minute efforts to keep the u.s. from going over the fiscal cliff. >>> plus how bay area transit agencies hope to make this a safe new years eve. ktvu channel 2 morning news continues. >>> good morning. it is monday december 31st i'm tori campbell in for pam cook. >> and i'm dave clark. let's check weather, traffic, steve is right there. you'll need a few minutes to warm up the car. >> for most. there is a couple inland definitely. some 40s near the city and around the bay. inland there is a lot of 30s and upper 20s. mostly sunny, partly cloudy. that system coming in will spin in higher clouds. upper 40s low 50s. her
," law represent pew boy examines haiti's history. david talbot presents a history of san francisco in the 1970s in "season of the witch: enchantment, terror and deliverance in the city of love." in "quiet: the power of introverts in a world that can't stop talking," author susan cain examines the benefits of an introverted personality. david drayly looks at 1862 and the actions of abraham lincoln in "rise to greatness: abraham lincoln's most perilous year." and in "full body burden: growing up in the nuclear shadow of rocky flats," kristin iverson investigates the nuclear weapons plant that was located near her childhood home. for an extended list of links to various publications' book selections, visit booktv's web site, booktv.org or facebook.com/booktv. >> and another update from capitol hill as reporters wait here for word from lawmakerrers in closed-door meetings on the fiscal cliff. an update via twitter from chad pilgrim of fox news, reid's remark that he had made a counteroffer was off-the-cuff response and that there was no counteroffer, and "the washington post" quoting s
your drive into san francisco. let's head back to the desk. >>> 4:59. believe it or not it is now 2013 live picture. look at the big lifts and the kiss. lots of fire works. crowds gathered on the shore of the harbor watching the skyline explode. all the colors of the fire works 2013 is here. 1.5million people expected to be ringing in the new year at this particular celebration and millions are watching on television from home live as we are here in the bay area. you're also watching this. this is new zealand ringing in the brand new year. 2013. a lot of cheers. the boat horns going off then you have the fire works. this is over the auckland sky tower. new zealand being one of the first nations to welcome the new year. we'll have much more about new years coming in and our local celebrations here in the bay area that is coming up in a couple minutes. >>> it is 5:01. developing news from san francisco an overnight apartment fire caused big problems for firefighters when flames apparently caused a gasline to burst. alex savidge is in san francisco where pg&e crews are making repairs. are
. mary's cathedral in san francisco for their organ and canter service that will start at 7:30. coming up we will try to go in and speak to the pastor about his plans for the service today. live in san francisco allie rasmus ktvu channel 2 news. >>> we will turn now to other news. new this morning i want to tell you about a rescue along the side of a by area freeway that happened after a couple crashed their car. that car veered off interstate 880 around 1:30 this morning. it got tangled up in bushes and trees along the fence line. investigators still don't know what went wrong. >> witness described the vehicle suddenly looking as if exiting the freeway. >> police say the car hit the fence at full freeway speed. we don't know the extent of the injuries but authorities say the woman inside that car was able to talk to police. however, the man who was driving suffered a head injury and was not able to communicate with his rescuers. >>> it was a wet and soggy saturday. more rain is on the way for the next few days. the storm also brought cold temperatures to many parts of the bay. and holida
the show that explores san francisco's love affair with food. there are at least 18 farmers markets in san francisco alone, providing fresh and affordable to year-round. this is a great resource that does not break the bank. to show just how easy it can be to do just that, we have come up with something called the farmers' market challenge. we find someone who loves to cook, give them $20, and challenge them to create a delicious meal from ingredients found right here in the farmer's market. who did we find for today's challenge? >> today with regard to made a pot greater thanchapino. >> you only have $20 to spend. >> i know peter it is going to be tough, but i think i can do it. it is a san francisco classic. we are celebrating bay area food. we have nice beautiful plum tomatoes here. we have some beautiful fresh fish here. it will come together beautifully. >> many to cut out all this talk, and let's go shop. yeah. ♪ >> what makes your dish unique? >> i like it spicy and smoky. i will take fresh italian tomatoes and the fresh seafood, and will bring them to other with some nice spoked
. >> the police acted because ms. delays last night on the pittsburgh bay. live in both the san francisco and pittsburgh directions. >> this report for unrelated to the earlier shooting at the pittsburgh station. service is expected to run regularly to day. >> police shooting in cam count back here in the bay area. please convey. are continuing to investigate a car crash involving a known police role e. >> police say all started with officers tried to pull them over during a traffic stop. >> that is when they say he took off and ran his car into a sense. >> video from sky 7 h d shows the aftermath of the residential neighborhood. office or continue to search for the man no one was injured in the accident. >> a stretch of northbound highway 880 in milpitas is now reopened after most a car crash left two people critically injured early this morning. >> all lanes were completely shut down and falling accident on the tasman drive. the crash involved real for cars and were reported just after midnight. >> president obama in congress are looking to keep automatic spending freezes from kicking i
incase of the flooding but they closed it. >> to ktvu's lorraine blanco who is live in san francisco where the power has been out for most of the day in the sunset district. >> reporter: right now dozens of people are without power. pg&e crews hard at work trying to restore power. for crews across the bay area, the wild weather left quite a mess. >> reporter: heavy saturation toppled this pine tree today. blocking two lanes and blocking up computers in daily city. firefighters helping the chp. no one was hurt but it has been a while. >> our crews have been working all night. calls been very busy. 30 minutes sleep last night. very busy. >> reporter: in san francisco heavy winds and rain snapped this power pole before sun rise in the sunset district. >> when it happened there were tons of sparks and lightning. >> reporter: at one point 8400 customers lost power here. pg&e said they have been working all day to repair. >> the stuff in the freezer might be going. i missed the football game. not too bad. >> reporter: they agree. although the creek is high, it is fun to play in the puddle.
say they're making sure the teacher named in the threat is receiving protection. >>> a san francisco police officer has been reassigned and an investigation is underway tonight over facebook post. the officer behind it, sergeant carl t bragged about going on a drunken high speed joy ride. he's on desk duty while an internal affairs investigation gets underway. the chief had harsh words for the officer today. >> it's just beyond irresponsible and dumb. i was out of town yesterday, so my first act to get back was to reassign the sergeant out of patrol. nobody with such poor judgment should be around the younger officers. >> reporter: he has been backing away from his facebook post ever since. in an interview with the sf weekly, he said it was meant to be tongue in cheek. he now faces suspension. >>> one of the bay area's biggest political scandals of the year took a major turn today. nadia lockier, wife of state treasurer bill lockier, dropped her request for a restraining order against her former boyfriend. dan was the only reporter at the hearing and here with more on this for us. >>
the music and to dance. ♪ >> culturewire covers the arts in san francisco, and one of my favorite culture artists is here tonight. jason, thank you for being on culturewire. tell us about some of your posters that we have here today. >> most of the posters here are four specific shows or tours. i am hired by the bands or the venue. >> what is the inspiration behind these posters? >> no, disease of the related to the bay and, of course. music -- it is related to the band, of course the musical content or isn't related to the bed. album covers can come from anywhere. ♪ ♪ >> class actress was great. we have been having so much fun. i did not realize how beautiful the cal academy looks than that. what other events take place here? >> we do corporate events that night on a regular basis. but nightlife is your best bet to come in as a regular person pharmacy the academy at night, and visit with friends. calacademy.org/nightlife. we have details for the next few weeks. you can get tickets online in advance or at the door. >> thank you so much. thank you for watching culturewire on sf gov tv.
, the show that has san francisco. ♪ >> we're here at one of the many food centric districts of san francisco, the 18th street corridor which locals have affectionately dubbed the castro. a cross between castro and gastronomic. the bakery, pizza, and dolores park cafe, there is no end in sight for the mouth watering food options here. adding to the culinary delights is the family of business he which includes skylight creamery, skylight and the 18 raisin. >> skylight market has been here since 1940. it's been in the family since 1964. his father and uncle bought the market and ran it through sam taking it over in 1998. at that point sam revamped the market. he installed a kitchen in the center of the market and really made it a place where chefs look forward to come. he created community through food. so, we designed our community as having three parts we like to draw as a triangle where it's comprised of our producers that make the food, our staff, those who sell it, and our guests who come and buy and eat the food. and we really feel that we wouldn't exist if it weren't for all th
there no delays coming out of the altamonte pass. >> san francisco's many service hitting a major milestone today and it means you can get a free ride. >> to get more news faster let's turn to our kron 4 solo reporter mike pelton. he is live at the intersection of church and deboce. >> many as 100 years old today. there get to you is a free ride on all the platform. many began a century ago on december 28th 1912 when it became the first public railway land based transit agency. many sis about $200 million to hundred million customers each day. >> services 7 the same throughout the year. there are a little more modern now. we have always had problems with lateness. the objectjective now to keep moving. >> if you do not have the opportunity to take advantage sedate will also give out free ride on new year's eve. >> i remember what it cost a nickel to ride. >> george was on it. >> residents in antioch have banded together to raise money to r par: by arsonists. >> this is what the antioch city park toddler look like after arsonists set fire to it back in september. >> of the past three months, the gr
san francisco is doing. to try and prevent a mass shooting here. >> the mayor said today that the mass-murder in connecticut renewed. and he's drafted a plan to take what he calls aggressive action against. ammunition. para >> nat lee this is a hollow bullet. hollowed out so on explode. >>reporter: >>reporterit is these hollow-pot bullets that mayor ed lee calls dangerous and deadly. he wants them banned in san francisco. they are already illegal to purchase in the city. but a new proposal would possess. >> the ammo that has been designed by law enforcement for military use has no reason to be in our homes and on ours streets. >>reporter: standing next to the handguns and rifles turned in during the city's biggest gun buy back program. the mayor said he wants these weapons gone. the other part of his plan.is to put a notification system in place so when someone buys 500 rounds of more of any type of any type of ammunition in one purchase. police would be notified. >> that should be a trigger. >> "it triggers why? >> what is it for? >> and it could be legit" >>reporter: police chief gr
. this is a candle light vigil held in the playground of san francisco's dolores park last night. some of the participants say they have been directly affected by gun violence. and by this most recent mass shooting. >> i work with jazz musicians, and his five year-old daughter was lost. she was bright, and fall and she had the entire world with two loving parents. ".two loving parents." >> participants in last night's vigil say it's important to remember those who were lost. but they also say it is important to open a dialog about solutions. to keep something like this from ever happening again. >> terisa: churches across the country and here in the bay area are remembering the victims of friday's school shooting. kron four's mike pelton joins us live from st. mary's cathedral in san francisco this morning. >>reporter: good morning. if you can see that this began about 30 minutes ago. many people coming in to pray for the victim's enougand the family let me show you what is a set up this vigil. the monsignor said something a few moments ago and also their goal today is to help everybod
and the general manager of the san francisco parks and rec department and i want to welcome everybody to the 83rd annual holiday tree lighting. happy holidays to you all. this is san francisco's official holiday tree right behind us, uncle john's tree and over 100 years old, and tonight it sports over 550 christmas holiday lights. >> five, four, three, two, one! >> yay! arab heritage month celebration. (singing).
'll act in a way that is designed if he says we can say one line swrerks to take action. >> san francisco mayor is supporting gun control following killings in newtown, connecticut. >> what the mayor is planning. >> happening san francisco, the mayor just announced he'll support local legislation to try to reduce gun violence, on january 15th one supervisor will introduce two pieces of legislation first would add ammunition, like hollow point bullets which cause great bodily injury. second states if you buy 500 or more rounds of ammo it will be reported to police at the time of purchase, ed lee says he's behind both of them. mayor lee says he will reach out to other bay area mayors to ask them to support similar plans to ban assault weapons. a buy back program yielded several hundred rifles and other weapons. a memorial was held for a 17-year-old killed over the weekend.w#?a the san francisco archdiocese organized that event. according to city officials there have been 67 homicides so far in san francisco this year. last year, there were 50. in san francisco, abc 7 news. >> a number of t
and this san francisco. as we take a look at the satellite and radar picture the wet weather is still to the north. it is not in the bay area just yet but the increase in cloud coverage. the of tech in wind later tonight and of course we have wet weather that will make landfall. the futurecast. mainly through santa rosa, petaluma just a light rain to begin. as we go for overnight this yellow is indicating moderate/heavy. that will continue to grow its way south. approaching the golden gate it. everybody will wake up to showers with areas of heavy rainfall for tomorrow. keep your umbrella candy. it is going to be wet with 4 in. of rain fall in the north bay and 1 in.-3 in. everywhere else 54 degrees expected in fairfield. 57 in the pleasanton, vallejo, livermore, your kron 4 7 day around the bay wet weather will stick around into the weekend. it is certainly going to be wet. but the good news is that the temperatures are not that bad. with low 40's. as we go for this monday, the slight possibility of rainfall. however, sunshine possible for the afternoon. mostly sunny skies for christm
. reporting live. >> san francisco police sergeant is parked at a desk for now after boasting about a dangerous offduty joyride. he had a facebook post he bragged that he and his friends were drunk as they blasted through the broadway tunnel at 100 miles per hour in a lamborghini. the sergeant later changed his story but he's been assigned to at min straitive duty. the chief promises swift and severe discipline if it all turns out to be true. >> his story certainly sounded crazy. now john mcafee admits he was playing the craze card. he's back in the u.s. after a month on the run. kiet do on what else mcafee says he faked to get here. >> reporter: john mcafee media sir success is on u.s. soil and its ring master promises to not stop talk being. >> i'm going to speak out big time. >> reporter: at the miami airport john mcafee was the first one off the plane. by morning throngs of media and admirers gathered outside his hotel. >> i want to make this clear, i have absolutely nothing to do with the murder in belize. >> reporter: on november 11th his neighbor was found dead, shot in the b
for improvement in their lockdown procedures. >>> and san francisco police secured an extra $31,000 to make good on last weekend's gun buy-back program. so many people showed up that they ran out of cash. all the ious will be paid with cash from proceeds with property seized during drug crimes. >>> this property shut down because of prostitution near lake merit. a court order shut the motel down until august. more than a dozen security cameras, and one room dedicated as a police substation is being offered. neighbors tell us they want the motel to stay closed. >>> another night of freezing or near freezing temperatures around here. this is livermore where temperatures are expected to hover in the low 30s tonight. what are we going to see into tomorrow morning? julie, it's cold out there! >> it sure is! here's the good news, slightly warmer than yesterday! but certainly cold. here's a look at your current temperatures outside right now. the mercury is already dropping. 36 in concord, 37 livermore, 41 san jose, 46 in san francisco, and 34 in santa rosa. looking forward to our weather headlines, yo
chilly night across the bay area. >> right now in san francisco it's about 46 and going down. meteorologist julie watts in the weather center says big changes are on the way. >> that's right. we're already seeing temperatures dropping this evening. in fact, freezing in santa rosa, 32 degrees right now. a bit warmer in san jose at 45. 46 in san francisco, as you mentioned. 35 in livermore. and 34 in concord. yes, these temperatures are chilly and we are going to see cold temperatures overnight, just not quite as cold as last night, due in part to some increasing clouds. it will be wet and windy for the extended forecast. i'll time it all out for you, coming up in just a bit. >>> if you think it's cold here in the plains, drivers in several states are being warned not to drive at all because of all that snow. this was the scene in nebraska where crews worked very hard to keep roads open. >>> in newtown, connecticut, three more families buried their children today, along with the teacher who gave her life trying to save them. >> reporter: firefighters from across the northeast c
since last hour. the same thing is for hayward. san francisco was the mormon spot at 41 degrees. we do have a freeze morning in affect for the north bay area. there is a frost revisory for the bay shore line and into your east bay until 8:00 a.m.. right now is 7 01 a.m.. >> we are not tracking any hot spots right now. here is a quick bridge check. the toll plaza is not too bad. it is about a 13 minute drive time out of the east shore freeway. it is about 18 to 20 minutes if you are coming from the macarthur mayes. highway 92 has not seen a spike in drive time. you can still get a cross in about 11 to 13 minutes. the golden gate bridge is an easy trip and still and easy ride on 1 01 southbound. >> on to our developing story. a body in an apartment complex was found. kron 4 urs will tran has been following the latest. >> around 1:00 the morning someone here off a teen is drive called the fire department after they noticed a fire in a storage unit. here is video earlier and they allow us to get a little closer. there is not a lot of damage but these are just items of the fire department b
. a little warmer 41 in san francisco. we are going to warm up to the low to mid-50s by the time this afternoon rolls around. plenty of sunshine and then the rain returns through the weekend. >>> inzbram creates an online uproar, telling users their photos may be turned into internet ads. now the website promises to review that policy. this morning we'll show you why instagram's giant price tag is at the heart of it. >> they have to make good on a promise to facebook that they're worth hundreds of millions of dollars. >>> and the government tells paula broadwell she'll not be charged with stalking jill kelley. we'll ask why they decided to drop the case on "cbs this morning." ♪ [ male announcer ] every time you say no to a cigarette you celebrate a little win. nicorette gum helps calm your cravings and makes you less irritable. quit one cigarette at a time. looks like your bags didn't make it. we'll send them to your hotel. [ sad music playing ] this is fun. [ sad music continues ] [ knock on door ] your bags, sir. thanks. both: finally! one taste, and you'll understand. enjoy
the country to remember the victims. jeff bush was with a group in san francisco and talked to people directly affected by gun violence and this weeks shooting. >> several dozen gathered at the playground in dolores park at sundown. it was a fitting place to remember the young lives that were lost on friday. (reading of names. ) >> everyone was clearly moved by the east coast mass murder but stephanie dalton had a heavier heart than most. stephanie dalton knew one of the victims >> i work with jazz muscians and a very dear friend of mine, jazz saxaphonist, jimmy greene, who is a very beautiful person who's five year old girl, ana greene was lost. >>reporter: stephanie could not contain her emotion when she showed me the picture of her friend's daughter. >> ana was just bright and full and what everybody told me she had the whole world with two loving parents and a father who writes and plays the most beautiful music. >>reporter: megan scully has also been directly affected by a mass shooting. >> i lost my brother at 101 california 20 years ago to a similar incident. he was shot by a tech, dc 9
this morning in a house fire here in san francisco in the excelsior district. investigators have say it is suspicious. firefighters had trouble shutting the gas line off, as well. >>> a 16-year-old was driving a car that slammed into a concord funeral home. police say he was in a street race at the time. yesterday's crash injured 3 people. >>> and new year's eve is the biggest single day for donations to the good will as people try to get last-minute tax write-offs. good will kicked off a donate-a- thon today at 1500 mission street in san francisco and it all starts at 7:00 this morning. so if you want to did a little closet cleaning, they would love to have your stuff. >>> traffic and weather with the new year's eve forecast coming up after the break. [ mom ] dear chex cereal i just had to write. you can't imagine how long i've been searching for something like this for my family. i'm amazed you make so many great flavors that are gluten free. my guys are crazy for chocolate chex and honey nut chex. for me, it's cinnamon. it means a lot to be able to give
the morning commute is looking good in san francisco off to a nice start approaching the downtown area. it's 5:00 let's go back to dave and pam. >>> at 5:00 we have breaking news coming in from campbell. firefighters just found a body as they rushed to an apartment house fire. janine de la vega is there. she's been there since 4:30 this morning. what is the very latest? >> reporter: the coroner is still here actually in the back of the apartment complex here on kiness drive. fire investigate evers are here on the scene trying to figure out how this fire started and who was the person who died here. at around 1:15 this morning residents at this apartment complex called 911 because they saw smoke coming from the carport at the complex. when they arrived firefighters discovered a storage unit under the carport was on fire. they distinguished it and opened up and found a body. police spoke to the owner of that storage unit and here's what the sergeant had to say. >> we have talked to the person who's belongings are in the storage unit. they are unaware of anything suspicious. they are unaware of a
. >> thousands of people started lining up yesterday in the cold, in san francisco, just to get a free holiday meal this morning. brian flores is outside glide memorial church. you've been out there since this morning. what's going on? >> reporter: a sea of people, at least a block long. thousands of people in line. some have been here as early as yesterday afternoon to get a free meal. every year, grace memorial church does this children where any give a bag of groceries for those who need it. this year, the church expects to give 5,500 bags of groceries. people have been in line hoping to get chicken, turkey, potatoes, pasta, beans and i many of -- and these items many of us take advantage of every day. many of these people with homeless. >> we see a lot of growing seniors accessing our services. it's doubling and tripling compared to years in the past. if you look at the demographics, the senior population is growing because the baby boomers are getting older and more people are getting on social security and disability as they reach the older years and they are really tight on money. >> re
sayre, cbs 5. >>> a san francisco police sergeant is parked at a desk for now, after boasting about a dangerous off-duty joyride. in a facebook post, sergeant carl t. bragged that he and his friends were drunk as they blasted through the broadway tunnel at 100 miles an hour in a lamborghini. the sergeant later said he was kidding but he's been assigned to administrative duty while internal affairs sort it out. the chief promises swift and severe discipline if it turns out to be true. >>> after a month on the run, software pioneer john mcafee is back in the u.s. and he now admits to playing the crazy card to escape central america. kiet do tells us mcafee's problems aren't necessarily over just yet. >> reporter: john mcafee is now on u.s. soil. and this ring master promises not to stop talking. >> i am going to speak out big- time. >> reporter: john mcafee was the first one off the plane from guatemala. by morning, throngs of media and admirers gathered outside his south beach hotel. >> i want to make this clear for the 100th time. i had absolutely nothing to do with the murder in b
'll see the frosty lawns out there. 42 degrees in san francisco. this will be the last of the frigid cold nights. we have a slow moving storm and clouds coming in the temperatures will be hemmed up the next couple 6 days. this will be very slow mover. let me show you the computer animation, 1:00 p.m., just some clouds approaching the north bay. by 5:00 p.m. the rain line is north of santa rosa and around ukiah area, as we head into the overnight hours, friday morning, we start to get some rain. computer models are backing off on the intensity of the storm. we're still going with light to moderate rain at friday morning. 9:00 a.m. the front is moving through. we have just scattered showers behind it. at times it may be briefly on the moderate side. by 2:00 a.m. saturday, another band of heavier rain moving in. could see snow around lake county. that is the indication, cold nature of the storm once again. saturday afternoon, we'll start to see sun. rainfall totals, up to 5 inches in the north bay mountains. santa cruz up to 3 inches and less across the rest of the bay area. wind will be pic
good coming into san francisco. let's get a look at the bay bridge toll plaza. the metering lights are on here. fortunately we haven't seen any major accidents though. so everything looks good backed up to the maze, about 15- to 20- minute wait. that's traffic. here's lawrence. >> cloudy and cold around the bay area to start out your day. we have seen a couple of raindrops, too. clouds fairly broken though looking from our mount vaca cam. that's because the storm system just kind of hugging the coastline. you will see a better chance of showers approaching the beaches for today. looks like as we head toward the afternoon these temperatures hopefully will warm up soon. >>> we went out on the street today to ask them about the so-called fiscal cliff. >> what exactly is the fiscal cliff? >> i'm not sure exactly what that is. >> why are you worried? >> because you have a worried look on your face so i think i should be wor eyed. >> it's not good! i know that. >> well, the fiscal cliff i know is mr. huxtable. that's the only one i know. >> we're going t
. it will be chilly. highs tomorrow, only in the low 50's. san jose, 52. only 52 tomorrow for san francisco. petaluma, only 48. a little bit of a break on saturday, not much sunshine. here comes more showers sunday through tuesday. another break coming up on wednesday. that's your forecast. >>> coming up, the gift card glitch at one major department store that's leavi,,,,,,,,,,,,,, cb explains w >>> gift cards, they are easy to give and great to get. with one little exception. >> julie watts explains why one major retailer is getting a lot of complaints. >> reporter: they were a christmas gift from his mom. but when ed souza tried to spend his macy's gift card yesterday... >> she said there's a zero balance on this card. i said, there can't be. i haven't used it yet. >> reporter: his second card was no good either. his mother purchased them at a safeway and ed says they've been in a drawer for over a year. >> the gift card representative said these cards were already used. i'm like, where? she said one of the places was online. and i said, i don't shop from macy's online. >> reporter: he's not the on
in his home south of san francisco. >> if you ask a golfer why he needs 15 clubs when you get away with seven he'll tell you, well, certain shots i like to use that other putter. >> you can kill someone with a golf club but it's hard to kill 20 people in a couple seconds with golf clubs. >> look, the right to firearms, the civil right to firearms is dangerous, and that's why it's a right. this is not something free or easy. there will always be people who misuse their rights. >> reporter: the ar-15 is often called the barbie doll rifle because it has so many accessories. >> you can buy one and a lot of different parts for it and hunt with it, you can target shoot with it. >> reporter: a survey by the firearms industry found 49% of gun owners who bought it did so for target shooting. 23% for hunting and 28% for protection. more than three million americans now own an ar-15. >> the ar-15 is kind of the mainline rifle these days. it's the most popular selling firearm. it's like talking about a chevrolet. >> reporter: these weapons have become stars of cable t.v. shows and popular vide
midnight, eastern time. >> developing news, early morning house fire in san francisco has sent two people to the hospital, 1:00 firefighters responded to athens street. they found a two story structure fully engulfed in flames it took over an hour to knock them down. the cause of the fire is under investigation. >>> sue hall off today. drive time easy today being a holiday or i should say the day before a holiday a lot of folks off work, 84, 580, all easy in terms of drive times shorter than usual. we have to let you know about black ice issues out there. inland spots especially, contra costa county near san pablo dam road there was an accident and a car is still overturned there. mass transit, muni on a saturday schedule. meteorolo >>> beautiful picture from mount tamalpais towards mount sutro to the santa cruz mountains that's how clean the air is also chilly, black ice out there 31 concord and napa, 28 santa rosa, 33 in redwood city and los gatos, 34 san jose, oakland san francisco, 40s. most winds are calm, it feels drum and flute" look who's back. again? it's embarrassing it's embarr
, the district supervisor ask other officials later tonight. in san francisco, abc 7 news. >> in san jose, police trying to track down a person who reported this there was a gunman on a san jose city college campus after a search, no gunman was found, we have video from sky 7 showing a s.w.a.t. team going floor by -- it's missing computers. the school of 400 students got a gift of 51 new computers. a local market agency heard about the plight, donating money to purchase the computers. saying employees meant for client gifts to buy computer autos right now there is good news for hundreds of kids that will not go without gifts. >> volunteers from the toy program collected hundreds of toys this morning. they've stopped toi">-Ñ by two collection points. >> the program collects more than 40,000 tie tois for kids every year. the holiday season will be brighter for thousands gathering today outside of the glide memorial church for the grocery bag give away. >> abc 7 news has a look. >> the street had to be shut down to accommodate people waiting in line fr a bag of groceris. reverend cecil williams was
of paintings at the old mint in san francisco. they reflected scenes from that part of california. he took us down there and proudly showed us her work. although he traveled the world his family was always in his thoughts. california was always his home. what i will most remember about chris is how thoughtful he was and how people were drawn to him. chancellor wu wrote when chris was appointed ambassador, friends, professional acquaintances contacted me to encourage me to reach out to him. he was so well thought of. i sent a hand-written card and to my surprise he returned the correspondence with his own handwritten note. that would be very much like chris. he appreciated and enjoyed interactions with people. in fact, our friend chris highland put it very eloquently when he said, chris was the finest among us. more than his obviously charms, he was a man of substance and humility. at parties, dinners and gatherings he spent little times talking about himself and his accomplishments. only when he was forced to. instead he asked people about their lives, their views, their accomplishments. he a
in from san francisco. big delays in the airports today in san francisco. the first storm now moving in towards the higher elevations bringing snow. take a look at this. this upper level disturbance will continue to pull a lot of moisture in here. some areas looking at another 7 to 8 inches of rain. and the snow may be getting up to about 4 to 6 feet across the higher elevations in the mountains. harris? >> harris: apparently old man winter owns a calendar the first day and bam here it. >> thank you. many of the travelers fortunate enough to get home for christmas could find fewer gifts under the tree. delivery companies like u.p.s. and fedex reporting yesterday was the busiest shipping day of the year. just as the storm was hitting the midwest. experts say that might slow down delivery times. but the companies claim they have contingency plans for this sort of thing. so far they are not seeing any major delays due to the snow storm. felony murder. that's what they are calling an explosion in a neighborhood in indiana. the pictures incredible and details on who they arrested today an
events in san francisco and oakland, california drew hundreds of people. many of them said they turned over their weapons because they were moved by the connecticut tragedy. >> i feel this is something that might hurt somebody some day, you know, then i would feel terrible about that. >> when the community says enough is enough, i think you've got a good chance of something like this. >> the gun owners received $200 for each weapon they brought in. there were similar buybacks in brooklyn, new york and washington, d.c. and in prince george's county, maryland. >> you think about the staggering number. there are more than 200 million guns already on the streets of america. so one, that questions how effective any gun control could be. it seems like the genie is way out of the bottle. i guess every little bit helps, so some of those buyback programs have been successful in some cities. >>> coming up next, some of the other major headlines this morning, including that health scare for hillary clinton. >> what the secretary of state's illness and injury means to a major investigation in wash
to work. just watching an interesting computer model. it's been a deluge, awful travel in san francisco the last couple of days. for tomorrow, watch california, here comes a next system. so another day in san francisco and seattle with rain. by monday, the west coast clears out. but here's the little interesting nugget that could happen. on monday, watch what happens here in the gulf. moisture comes up from the gulf, an area of low pressure develops. this is the deep south. birmingham to new orleans to atlanta, could be a wet christmas. rain, not a white one. then we could see this area of low pressure develop, and it's from tuesday to thursday in the mid-atlantic and northeast, we could be looking at another storm. we'll have to keep our eyes on that model. forecast, though, for today, pretty blustery. watching us from the northeast, new york city could see a few snow showers coming down. but the winds are pretty strong. so it's pretty chilly. so some snow in western great lakes. of course, we're seeing that, the lake-effect snow guns firing off. another wet day on the west coast, rand
tonight for rain. 33 redwood city, 40s oakland and san francisco, 39 san jose. rain moves into the north bay ♪ i just want to fly >>> okay, we asked yesterday, is this real or is it fake? you must have had a hunch. that just couldn't be true. but how did they do it? how did the hoaxers pull it off? it went massively viral, 16 million views. we're going to get behind the hoax this morning, right here on "good morning america." >> apparently the students behind this have a history of making these videos. and take great pride in doing it very well. >>> also, we have an amazing survival story. we're going to talk to a skier who managed to survive being buried under an avalanche for 15 minutes. she used several tricks to stay alive. survival skills. we learn about all sorts of things that people can have. >>> let's switch gears to tim tebow. we were just talking about it. everybody's talking about it. could he be a free agent on and off the field. his playing days in new york appear to be over. and we hear he's also looking for a new girlfriend. >> he was on top of the tier. >> just one yea
's office in new jersey. also this weekend across the country, in oakland and san francisco, the same scene. a record-breaking gun buyback. almost 600 guns taken off the streets. each gun exchanged for $200. people waited in long and cold lines for hours for the chance to make that exchange in oakland and san francisco. the guns the city has collected will be cross referenced with a database to make sure they were not used in any crime. and then those guns will be melted down and turned into less deadly things like park benches and signposts. i bet if anybody needed plowshares, they could make those too. those weapons in california were collected by the police, but the buyback part was funded by nonprofit groups, including $100,000 donation from a guy who runs a medical marijuana dispensary. and apparently that's a good way to make a lot of money. in brooklyn, new york, this weekend, people went to trade guns for debit cards at two different locations. the program was run by the police and the brooklyn district attorney's office. more than 130 guns were turned in in exchange for up to $200
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